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I want 2 ask that which acts are allowed to perform in masjid like wise bohra community is doing jaman in masjid, performing majlis, waz etc.

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assalamoalaikum brother burhan. May allah reward u the best of these world for the great & noble work u r doing for muslims by launching this site. There r hundreds of people like me who had came out from the darkness of ignorane. may allah help u in this noble work. Actually i want 2 ask that which acts are allowed to perform in masjid like wise bohra community is doing jaman in masjid, performing majlis, waz etc. If this thing is allowed in Islam then it would in contradiction with the rules of masjid that no worldly matters are allowed to discuss in masjid except namaj. Plz. Guide regarding this topic. khuda hafiz, your
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Eat & wordly matters in mosque

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Your Question: Actually i want 2 ask that which acts are allowed to perform in masjid

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 18:

18 The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, practice regular charity, and fear none except Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verses 35-36:

35 Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a lamp: the Lamp enclosed in glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: lit from a blessed Tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West whose oil is well-nigh luminous though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light. Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.

36 (Lit is such a light) in houses (mosques) which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honor; for the celebration in them of His Name: in them is He glorified in the mornings and in the evenings (again and again).

 

Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, the literal meaning of the Arabic term masjid means a place where prostration or sajdah is done; thus the very essence of the name masjid implies that the main and very purpose of the mosques in Islam is solely for the Remembrance of Allah Subhanah.

 

The first thing that the Messenger of Allah (saws) did on reaching Madinah was lay the foundation of a masjid; and thereafter the masjid was used as an assembling place for the believers not only for their regular prayers, but also served as a city hall or meeting place for the believers who wished to serve in the Cause of Allah.

Although the primary cause of the masjids in Islam is to assemble to worship their Lord Most High in prayer, it is absolutely permissible to use these noble houses of Allah to do anything that will further the Cause of Islam.

 

During the Prophets (saws) time, his mosque was used as an assembling place for the believers where they would pray, learn the deen from the Prophet (saws) and amongst themselves, recite the Quran, invite other people to Islam, assemble and make strategies to further the Cause of Allah, etc.; basically the houses of Allah were used at a city hall where the believers could assemble and remember their Lord Most Gracious and strive together as a unit to further the Mission.

 

Your Question: like wise bohra community is doing jaman in masjid, performing majlis, waz etc.

My beloved brother in Islam, if the believers eat in the masjids, or gather to remember Allah (majlis), or one gives a sermon (waaz) in them, etc. there is absolutely no harm provided all these acts are done in the Blessed Name of the Lord Most High and for His Cause and Mission.

 


For one who has confessed belief in Allah and the Last Day, to eat or assemble to eat of the food which has been assigned to any other name other than that of Allah Subhanah (jaman), or to gather and praise, glorify, invoke, and worship any other than Allah Subhanah (majlis), to give sermons praising, glorifying, invoking, and worshipping any other than the Lord Most Majestic (waaz), etc. is a grave and abomination of the sin of shirk by itself; but to do and further this abomination of shirk in the masjids and houses of Allah is a sin beyond compare!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 107-110:

107 And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity to disunite the believers, and in preparation for one who warred against Allah and His Messenger aforetime. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; but Allah doth declare that they are certainly liars.

108 Never stand thou forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth (for prayer) therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and Allah loveth those who make themselves pure.

109 Which then is best? He that layeth his foundation on piety to Allah and His good pleasure? or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand-cliff ready to crumble to pieces? And it doth crumble to pieces with him into the fire of Hell. And Allah guideth not people that do wrong.

110 The foundation of those who so build (such mosques) is never free from suspicion and shakiness in their hearts, until their hearts are cut to pieces. And Allah is All-Knowing, Wise.

 

Thus my beloved brother, if the believers meet and assemble to Remember, Praise, Glorify, Invoke, and Worship their Lord Most High they fulfill the purpose of the masjids of Allah; but if some meet to remember, praise, glorify, invoke, and worship any other deity other than or with Allah Subhanah they would be accountable for their shirk in the Presence of their Lord Most High on an Inevitable and Tumultuous Day!

 

Your Question: If this thing is allowed in Islam then it would in contradiction with the rules of masjid that no worldly matters are allowed to discuss in masjid except namaj.

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, although prayer and the remembrance of Allah are the primary reasons for visiting a masjid, there is absolutely no harm if one happens to talk worldly matters in the masjids of Allah, for Islam is indeed a perfect and complete way of life, and no worldly matter in its essence is beyond the scope of Islam.

 

Umm Salamah (the wife of the Prophet (saws)) related that the Prophet (saws) came to the mosque's courtyard and said at the top of his voice, "The mosque is off limits to menstruating women and the sexually impure persons."

Related by Ibn Majah and at-Tabarani.

 

The only people who are off-limits to the Masajids of Allah are the menstruating women and the sexually impure people; other than these two, anyone who wishes may visit the masajids of Allah Subhanah.

 

The real issue with our Bohra brethren is not that they hold the jaman, majlis, waaz, or eat and drink in their mosques; but the real issue is with their belief, glorification, invocation and worship of the pious slaves of Allah Subhanah as deities with Allah Subhanah! To glorify, invoke and worship deities other than or with the One and Only True Deity is the single biggest sin (shirk) in Islam; but to commit shirk in the masjids and houses of Allah Subhanah is truly an abomination beyond compare!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:

Whoever commits shirk (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.

 

Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48
Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:

If you commit shirk all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.

 

If only they could understand, or be allowed to understand, the clear guidance of the Glorious Quran, they would realize that what they are being invited to by their priests in their majaalees and waaz is nothing more than the abomination of shirk with Allah Subhanah! If only our brethren could understand the magnanimity of this evilest of evils of shirk and the accounting that awaits them in the Presence of their Majestic Lord on that Inevitable Day, they would surely refrain from it. But unfortunately they are so blinded by the pomp and show of their unscrupulous and self-made priests, and they are so mesmerized by the promises of falsehood made by their self-proclaimed holy men, that they believe that every word that comes out of the mouth of their high priest is guidance from the Holy Quranwhereas Allah is our witness, nothing could be further from the Truth!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 31:

They have made their scholars and their monks as their Rabbs besides Allah!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18:

These people serve beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, These are our shofaa (intercessors) with Allah! (O Mohammed), tell them, Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows not in the heavens, or in the earth? He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the shirk that they commit.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 66-68:

On the Day their faces are rolled about on the Fire, they will say, Would that we had obeyed Allah and His Messenger! And they will say, O our Lord, we obeyed our CHIEFS and our GREAT MEN, and they led us astray from the Right Path. O our Lord, give them a double chastisment and curse them severely.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 28-30:

On the Day when We will muster them together, We shall say to those who committed shirk, Stay where you are, you and those whom you set up as partners with Us. Then We shall remove the state of strangeness from among them, and the partners they had set up will say, You did not worship us! Allah suffices as a witness between you and us, and (even if you worshipped us), we were utterly unaware of your worship! At that time everyone will taste of what he did. All shall be brought back to Allah, their real Lord, and all the lies they had invented will vanish from them!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verses 81-82:

These people have set up other gods with Allah, so that they may become their supporters! There will be no supporters! They will not only disown your worship, but also become their opponents.

 

Allah is our witness brother, all it would take for them to realize their error is one reading of the Glorious Message of Allah with understandingfor then the Truth would become absolutely clear from the falsehood!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185:

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the Right Way, and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 1-3:

All praise is for Allah Alone, Who has sent down this Book to His Servant (Mohamed (saws), and assigned nothing crooked to it. This Book says everything directly, so that he may warn the people of the severe chastisement of Allah and give good news to the believers, who do righteous deeds, that they will have an excellent reward.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 157-158:

Now that a clear proof, a Guidance and Blessing, has come to you from your Lord, who can be more unjust than the one who treats Our Revelations as false and turns away from them? We will inflict the severest torment on those who turn away from Our Revelations because of their aversion. Do the people now await that the angels should come down before them? Or that your Lord may Himself come down? Or that the manifest Signs of your Lord should appear?

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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